Dec 30, 2012 5:00am PST
by jamelle buoy. a staff writer for the american prospect magazine and "washington post" reporter, suzy kim. kevin williamson, dep deputy mag editor and a nonprofit group that advocates for social and economic equality. we're one day away from what most media are calling the fiscal cliff. if political concoction enacted by congress to frighten itself into passing deficit reduction measures which means unless congress acts in the next 48 hours the bush tax cuts will expire along with federal unemployment insurance and a broad package of the spending cuts including defense spending will take effect. do weeks of fruitless negotiations and john boehner and senate leader are working on a deal this morning to avoid the fiscal cliff, or as chris hayes and i call it, the fiscal curve. the deadline is soft. it's not like every american is going to be handed a bill on january 1st and there's way to manage the damage if the country goes over. the senate is set to convene this afternoon with the house to follow tonight. there's a chance that a compromise will be reached, less than 48 hours before tax r
Dec 29, 2012 1:00pm PST
and text. get a spectrum 2 by lg for $49.99 >> it's a hazy winter day new washington, d.c., hard to see how congressional leaders will work it out in the next fraetd hours to keep the country from falling off the so-called fiscal cliff. i'm craig melvin and you are watching msnbc, with all the focus on the fiscal cliff, will there be action on gun control. meanwhile, we are going to talk to an attorney general that wants to arm teachers to protect students. and the race to fill john kerry's senate seat. first, fiscal cliff talks. countdown clock tot screen. the senate is shouldering most of the weight of that deadline. senate leaders working behind closed doors to come up with a cliff compromise, something that the house and the president has failed to do so is far. the president has tasked senator majority leader harry reed. >> i have asked senator reed to do it, put a by on the floor to make sure that taxes on middle class families do not go up. and unemployment insurance is still available for two million people and lays the groundwork for economic growth and deficit reduction. >> everyt
Dec 29, 2012 5:00am PST
of america and motion pictures association of america have tremendous power in washington. >> let me show an example of this. this is former senator from connecticut, senator chris dodd, who is now head of the mpa. he's telling those in hollywood not to expect money if they don't vote for the stop online piracy act that was pushed by our employer here and the mpa. those who count on, quote, hollywood for support need to understand that this industry is watching very carefully who is going to stand up for them when their job is at stake. don't ask me to write a check for you when you think your job is at risk and then don't pay attention to me when my job is at stake. >> the question i think i want to ask is, this has happened both in copyright and patent where people on the left and right agree with that. the question is, what to do about it? let's talk about that after this. [ male announcer ] you like who you are... and you learned something along the way. this is the age of knowing what you're made of. so, why let erectile dysfunction get in your way? talk to your doctor about viagra.